A local court in the national capital on Thursday framed corruption charges against DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal and three others on the grounds that they abused their official position for illegal appointment of various acquaintances, including Aam Aadmi Party workers, in the Commission.
Special Judge at Rouse Avenue Court Dig Vinay Singh framed charges against Maliwal,
Promila Gupta, Sarika Chaudhary and Farheen Malick under Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 13(1)(d), 13(1)(2) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The Rouse Avenue Court noted that most of the appointments were given to the near and dear ones of the accused or AAP during the period between August, 2015 to August, 2016.
The Judge observed that the accused abused their position in order to obtain pecuniary advantages for other persons, thus committing an act with dishonest intention.